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Short Courses

TT2018 is pleased to offer a microtunnelling short course on Wednesday, November 7 as an added element to the Thursday and Friday technical program. The short course will take place at the Fantasyland Hotel.

Microtunnelling Short Course: Design Considerations and Case Studies
Lead Instructor: Glenn Boyce - McMillen Jacobs Associates

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Before September 1 – TAC/NASTT Members $350, Non-members $425, Students $150
On/After September 1 – TAC/NASTT Members $375, Non-members $450, Students $150

This course is geared towards engineers and owners to provide and overview of microtunnelling design and construction considerations applicable to those planning and considering utilizing this technique on their infrastructure projects. This course will be lead by Dr. Glenn Boyce, a recognized expert in the design of microtunnelling projects, and includes local geotechnical and contracting experts that will provide complementary local case studies and discussion pertaining to the various course topics.

The agenda will cover the following topics:

8:30 am
Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
8:40 am
Overview of Microtunnelling – Glenn Boyce
9:30 am
Break and Networking
9:45 am
Geotechnical Considerations – Glenn Boyce
10:30 am
Local Geotechnical Conditions and Considerations – Thurber Engineering
11:00 am
Break and Networking
11:15 am
Shaft Construction – Glenn Boyce
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Case Study Shaft Constructions – Michels
1:30 pm
Design and Microtunnelling – Glenn Boyce
2:15 pm
Case Study Microtunnelling and Curves – Ward & Burke
2:45 pm
Break and Networking
3:00 pm
Primary Secondary Liners / "Finishing" – Glenn Boyce
3:30 pm
Case Study Liners and Carrier Pipe Installation – CRS Tunnelling
4:00 pm
Q&A and Roundtable Discussion with Presenters
4:30 pm
Closing Remarks

About the Instructors

Glenn M. Boyce, PhD, PE is a Principal and supervising tunnel and geotechnical engineer with McMillen Jacobs Associates out of Walnut Creek, CA. Glenn has 36 plus years of experience, which covers virtually every aspect of trenchless, tunnel, shaft, and geotechnical engineering, including exploration and assessment. Serving as an engineer, lead engineer, project manager, or technical reviewer, Glenn has been involved in preliminary and final design, alignment and layout, geometrics, laboratory testing, cost estimating and analysis, and environmental studies, and inspections for a variety of trenchless, tunneling, and shaft projects. His project expertise includes facilities for water supply and wastewater, outfall tunnels, and pipelines. In 2009, Glenn was named "Trenchless Person of Year". Glenn was awarded ASCE's Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award in 2017 for his numerous contributions to the engineering profession. Active in many professional organizations, he is also an award-winning engineer, teacher, and author.

Glenn will be supported by local geotechnical experts from Thurber, and nationally recognized experts from Michels, Ward & Burke and CRS Tunnelling.